Friday, August 11, 2006

The Visit

The visit with Royce has been lots of fun...we're doing our usual things...movies, card playing, eating and lots of laughter! Last night we went with Diane to a nice new Greek restaurant in Brewer called Kosta's. Everything was wonderful (especially the spanakopita!) and we'll definitely be going back.


On Wednesday we went to see The Descent. For those of you who haven't seen this and are fans of the thriller/horror genre...you have to go see it! I would absolutely rank it up there as one of the scariest and smartest horror movies I've ever seen. The story follows a group of thrill seeking women who go caving and the majority of the action takes place underground. From the moment the group enters the cave there is a feeling of dread, the tension starts building from there and it doesn't let up until the final moments of the movie. Oh, and it's worth mentioning that there are moments of truly panic-inducing claustrophobia which could be an issue for some! That being said, I must also say that this movie is really well done and has as much (if not more) psychological horror as it does blood/gore which was nice for a change...as I'm getting older, I am appreciating that more! All in all, highly recommended! If you see it, let me know what you think!

LISTENING TO: THE AUTUMNS - "In The Russet Gold Of This Vain Hour" A great CD that I found in the cut-out bin. And boy am I glad I did. This band has traces of Cocteau Twins-like beauty, but with a darker edge and a great male singer. Not quite goth...a pretty, dark album.

7 comments:

Dave Daniels said...

Thanks for your review. I am DYING to see it since I first heard about it. I've done some cave exploring in upstate New York, and this will add to the experience. THANK YOU!

Ken said...

Hey Dave, if you LIKE caving, you might not want to see this! Seriously, it's scary!

Dave Daniels said...

Believe me, after a couple of the experiences I had, what went on in my own mind was far scarier than probably anything in a movie. I say, "BRING IT ON!"

yarmando said...

Great blog, Ken. Thanks for commenting on mine and drawing my attention to your site. Nice toys in the sidebar!

Mel said...

Interesting to read your take. QueerJoe didn't care for it. Me, I think I'll pass. The thought of caving in itself is enough to give me a panic attack. Guided tour through a cave anyone can get through, fine, but NO crawly on the belly. That's my definition of horror right there.

Jason said...

Oh, I love a good scary movie. But I am not sure about blood and gore. That just makes me want to close my eyes.

Roberto said...

Those cray-zee Spielunkers!! I've been caving in the alps, and just the previews gave me nightmares.

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